El-Abd pens new Brighton deal

Brighton defender Adam El-Abd has signed a new two-year contract

with the south-coast club.

The Brighton-born 28-year-old, who had been interesting

Barnsley, will stay at the Amex Stadium until the end of the

2014/15 season, which will see him complete 10 years with the


“I’m absolutely delighted to have signed the new deal,” he told

the club’s official website.

“I love playing for the club and I can’t wait for the season to

start now.

“I’ve been keeping myself fit in the gym and although it’s not

the same as doing pre-season, I feel really good and I’ll

definitely be fit for the start of the season.

“The last 10 years have been amazing and I feel really honoured

to have been granted a testimonial year by the club.”

El-Abd has made over 250 appearances for Brighton since he made

his first-team debut in 2003.